Dance Teacher Summit 2015 Recap

IMG_0786Last week I presented at the Dance Teacher Summit in Long Beach, California! It was a blast, and I met so many new teachers and made some wonderful connections! The picture above is me, right before my sessions. I wore purple pants to feel powerful! I took a lot of photos and am excited to share them with you if you would like to see!

IMG_0772I loved the colors and the new design of the summit this year! So refreshing!

IMG_0799Room 102 was the room I did my sessions in!

IMG_0775My good friends, Suzanne and Jill who are the geniuses behindย ๐Ÿ™‚

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IMG_0801These are photos from my sessions! I presented on toddler dance (ages 2-3) and partner dances (ages 4-5). In past years I have brought my students to participate in the demonstration, but this year since it was across the country I wasn’t able to bring them. I had the teachers be the students which I think also has value but it just wasn’t the same. Also, talking on a mic without my littles in front of me was so strange! Hopefully next year I will be able to bring them again!

It was so fun and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to share my knowledge of early childhood with other dance teachers.

IMG_0818I met tWitch and Allison! They designed a new costume brand called Tenth House. It’s elite stageware and it’s beautiful! If I taught older kids they would be wearing this stuff for sure. Check it out! Below is the fashion show where we get to see all of the costumes! Aren’t they amazing?


IMG_0777At night we hung out around the water and the boats. It was a great 5 days! Next year the Dance Teacher Summit will be in two places! Back in NYC and in Long Beach! I hope to see you there! xo ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Hi! I was lucky enough to get to participate in your workshop at the dance teacher summit and i just wanted to let you know that I throughly enjoyed it (and getting to pretend to be a little kid ๐Ÿ˜‰ )!

  2. Hi Maria!
    I didn’t realize you were at the summit this year! We met last year the summit in NYC. I don’t know if you remember me, but I also came and observed your class at the Jewish center after and I thought it was great. I still use some of the things I learned from you. I was the Summit this year too, but only the first day. It would have been great to take your class again. I am super bummed. Hope you and the baby are well.

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      Hi Cassie,

      I’m so sorry I missed you! I remember you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe this year we can meet up at the summit! Hope all is well!

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